The Walk, Helping Anglesey’s Vulnerable Young People

by Jo Quinney
(Menai Bridge)

Robin Grove-White training on Anglesey

Robin Grove-White training on Anglesey

The High Sheriff of Anglesey and Gwynedd, Professor Robin Grove-White, launched his campaign "The Walk" this week to raise funds for organisations supporting vulnerable young people on Anglesey.

Robin and his wife Helen will be tackling "The Walk", 125 mile around the Anglesey Coastal Path over 15 days at the end of March 2012.

“As High Sheriff my role is to encourage good citizenship and justice. I have become attuned to the pressing social concerns of the island, especially the growing number of 16 to 24 year olds without jobs or immediate prospects.

At a time of mounting economic pressure across Wales it’s the responsibility of all of us to support the local charities and other innovative bodies who are creating new opportunities for these young people,” said Professor Robin Grove-White, High Sheriff of Anglesey and Gwynedd.

Official figures show that 24% of 16 to 24 year olds on Anglesey are currently unemployed “We must not abandon a generation of young people because of the challenging economic climate.

In raising awareness and funds we are helping young people face these challenges and I hope together we can provide them with support, activities and fresh opportunities,” said Robin.

Robin and Helen’s target is to raise £25,000 to help Anglesey’s third-sector and voluntary organisations provide young people with new practical initiatives, confidence-building activities and more opportunities for work experience.

The High Sheriff’s charity, Crimebeat with expert advice, will allocate
funds to local charities and other innovative bodies that really understand the issues through their hands-on experience.

“I am pleased to be assisting Robin in his efforts. I work with voluntary and community organisations on Anglesey. I deal with the funding challenges many organisations now face.

In raising this issue Robin is responding practically to the challenges we face as a community,” said Bethan Lloyd Jukes, Youth Volunteering Officer at Medrwn Môn and member of "The Walk" committee.

During "The Walk" Robin and Helen will be taking part in number of fundraising events including a wine, cheese and pudding evening at Beaumaris Yacht Club, an Open Garden morning or afternoon at Plas Cadnant in Menai Bridge, a Youth Challenge Day at RAF Valley, and a buffet lunch at the White Eagle Pub in Rhoscolyn.

Anglesey Coastal Path

More information is online at Tickets for the events are now on sale by emailing TheWalkTickets(at)gmail(dot)com

“We would welcome sponsored walkers to join us on number of walks during the 15 days. We will also be joined by the voluntary organisations and some of the young people we are aiming to support.

Please make a donation, join a group walk or enjoy one of our fundraising events,” says Robin.

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Sep 26, 2015
Course Work
by: Einir

Dear Anonymous
Being anonymous doesn't help.Try and be open with yourself and to explain clearly what makes you think that I am the material type for the work you have in mind.

Aug 23, 2015
Trust our Instinct
by: Einir

We are all vulnerable whatever our age,race,sex and culture.
We need to trust our own instinct.
Find a trustworthy,kind and faithful friend.Friendship is very important.
Smile whenever you can.
Try not to be afraid.
Have faith,courage,be happy and enjoy life.

Feb 27, 2015
Great concept
by: Yohan

It is such a great thing that you are doing. Youngsters will be interested in taking part such events and if the person like Robin Grove is there to lead them it is easy to make such event a success.

Mar 19, 2012
Thank you for helping the youth of Today
by: Sharon

My son was part of the group that joined you yesterday, and it has encouraged him and the three others to do a sponsered event for their youthclub. Thank you for seeing that not all young people have the opportunity others have and that there is some good in all of them.

Many thanks

Feb 18, 2012
The Walk
by: Einir

This is an excellent choice for the cause.Young and old to join in the walk.See also how much they would learn about our island history,its culture,wealth and beauty,even a good exercise,and to breath her heavenly air.

Feb 15, 2012
The walk on Anglesey
by: Dorothy

a great idea and worthy of lots of support.

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